Smith Point Hawk Watch 9/16/18 (1430 raptors)


Bob reports 1430 migrating raptors today.

Broad-winged Hawk 567
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Harris’s Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper’s Hawk 3
Mississippi Kite 832
Swallow-tailed Kite 3
White-tailed Kite 1
American Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon 5
Merlin 1
Northern Harrier 2

Other birds of note: American White Pelicans, Yellow-breasted Chat, Reddish Egret, Blue Grosbeak.

Lots of help today: Joe Kennedy, Rick Heil, Steve Arena, Marcy Brown, and Diane Humes. Thanks everyone!

The Smith Point Hawk Watch is funded entirely through donations and grants. We have received a number of donations! Thank you! We are about 1/5 of the way to full funding. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so on our website. We appreciate the support very much!